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Install the trans & t-case together or apart?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Corey-88K5, Jan 10, 2001.

  1. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    The damn thing took 5 hours to get out, and that was apart. I'm trying to figure out what would be easier. Currently the truck is on a hoist, and I have multiple trans jacks available. The distributor & hood are pulled. The only bad thing is this is costing me $40 a day to use this equipment, not including all the parts in the trans & misc. things I've got to get done.

    Damn this thing is EXPENSIVE... BUT I LOVE IT!

    Well, what do you folks think? If I don't get it done today, I'm doing it my self tomorrow, my helper is leaving tomorrow.

    What do ya think?

    Corey
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  2. Grim-Reaper

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    If it were me and they are appart I would install them appart. It's hard enough lining up the tranny by it's self. It would be a real booger with all the extra wight of the case hangin on the back. On my truck with a 350 and 203 I wouldn't even think about trying to do it with them together.

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  3. flcpl4fn

    flcpl4fn 1/2 ton status

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    when i did mine, i took it out together, but it was alot easier to put it in apart. i had a 700r4 and a 208 t-case. it only took about 2 to 3 hours to put it in with 2 of us and my son.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
  4. JimmyDie6.2

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    I have a differing opinion. put the trans and T-case together out of the truck. I found it to be easier bolting the case to the trans out from underneath the vehicle, rather than under it. A major factor is the equipment you have available. If you have all that equip, then you should have no problem jockying both at the same time. I did this with a 208 and a 700 in my 83. ..........js
     
  5. Cmoe

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    If you get a friend to help and use the trans. jack your'll take a couple hour to put it all togather.... I.ve put mine in while on a hoist.....and also put mine in on the floor.... Keep it in the air and work fast.....The 40 bucks is worth the savin' of your back and the tools you'll throw whenn it's on the floor.......

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  6. Emmettology 101

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    If you can get a friend to help, I would put the t-case and tranny in together and then install the engine.

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  7. ken

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    By far the easiest way to install a tranny/transfer combo is TOGETHER, and by using an engine hoist thru the passenger side door and drop the chain (that is on the hook of the engine hoist) down thru the transfer case shifter hole and attach chain to the holes in the tranny (there are bolt holes coming in from the bottom if the tranny were to be used in a 2WD application) and lower the assembly away. Then reverse the procedure for installation. This allows you to do this operation in your driveway without a vehicle hoist and special trans jacks...by doing so it eliminates any jacks under the vehcile which just get in the way when you lower the combo. Good luck.

    ken
     
  8. HarryH3

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    I helped a friend install an NP435 with an NP205 attached to it. We were in his driveway with just a couple of floor jacks. We yanked out his Turbo 350 and NP203 as a single unit, then installed the other setup. Started at 5 PM, finished by 11 PM, and that included time to remove the flexplate and install a flywheel and pilot bushing for the manual tranny.

    What the heck were you doing under there for 5 hours??? [​IMG]

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    since you have the right equipment i would do it all together insted of apart. just my.02

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    Something i've done recently more then once. It took 3 of us about 2 hours to install my brothers th350 and 203 togather, but it took me about 2 hours to install my 700 and 208 apart, with only my wife operating the jack as help.(ask for a 1/2"socket I get a 15mm wrench and the finger, glad thats over)

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    4guns thats HILARIOUS, I go through the same thing with my girlfriend(s). "Honey, can I please have the oil filter wrench." and after a few tries and hightened emotions, I get every tool tossed in my direction.....as fast as possible!. Thats why, now its either out with the guys or out with the lady.........................js
     
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    And my wife says I'm 1 of akind.........HaHa[​IMG]

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